First off, hello. I don’t think I’ve posted anything major on SRK before. I was just lurking around.
Anyways, I have played video games for a while, but just started FGs when I picked up Vanilla SF4 for some ridiculous dirt-cheap price last Christmas. Since then, I’ve upgraded to Super (not AE2012, but I will soon) and hopped on board MvC3 on launch day… SF I play pretty much for laughs right now (Gouken represent!). Very quickly, I learned regular video game skill has 0 translation to fighting games. So I turn to some pros for help. The main game I focus on is UMvC3 but, as is everyone when they first start fighting games, I am ass. I was just wondering what sorta pointers the community has, mainly on the following few* things:
-My team, as of this point, is Vergil, Doc Strange, and Magneto. I’m working on kill combos, but is there anything I should know about this team? Any order suggestions? Any glaring weaknesses?
-I’m trying to learn online, since Training Mode seems incomplete as a training tool and the Arcade Bots are pants-on-head stupid, but I just get crushed. I jump into Ranked, and I get crushed. I go on SRK, learn some humility, go to Player Match, and…still get crushed. I currently mostly play with my friend who is equally newbish, but we’ve both just learned what each other does. Should I keep up the one vs. ones, should I seek out new training partners, or should I continue bashing by head against the online brick wall?
-I am aware that playing stick doesn’t grant you the God Fingers of Thor and makes you crush all foes in a wave of salt and destruction, but I play pad right now (which even then is a misnomer. I use the little 360 joystick on the controller). I notice some things seem to be not optimized for trailers (You know what’s a pain? Trying to press Y and A on an Xbox controller at the same time without mashing them all and wasting XF because I want a bit of stupid evidence so PW can become less ass). Is stick the optimal way to play? Or does my 4+ years of controller experience lend itself to playing pad? Am I a complete idiot for using the little controller stick thing?
*Yeah, it’s not a few. Whatever